Revenue of public degree-granting postsecondary institutions in the U.S. 2016/17

This statistic shows the different sources and amounts of revenue earned by public degree-granting institutions in the United States in the 2016/17 academic year. In that year, public universities and colleges in the United States received a total of approximately 79.2 billion U.S. dollars of revenue through tuition and fees charged to students.

Revenue of public degree-granting postsecondary institutions in the United States in 2016/17, by source

Revenue in billion U.S. dollars
Tuition and fees 79.26
Federal Grants and contracts 28.26
State Grants and contracts8.02
Local and private Grants and contracts13.81
Sales and services of auxiliary enterprises28.42
Sales and services of hospitals 50.09
Independent operations 1.64
Other operating revenues 21.53
Federal Appropriations1.92
State Appropriations68.62
Local Appropriations12.96
Federal Nonoperating grants19.7
State Nonoperating grants5.16
Local Nonoperating grants0.43
Gifts 8.26
Investment return (gain or loss) 15.04
Other nonoperating revenues 8
Capital appropriations 6.57
Capital grants and gifts 3.67
Additions to permanent endowments 1.19
Other revenues and additions 8.22
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Source

Release date

December 2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

academic year 2016-2017

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